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Stampin' Up! Hexagon Hive and Nature's Hello!

Hey there! I've been working on the dreaded taxes all day, but I had to switch to stamping after supper. I just couldn't stand it any more. I have a few more days until they have to go to the accountant, so I took a "stamping break"!

Quite often when I'm playing with a new product, I have more ideas than one card can hold, so if I have time I make another version. Such is the case with today's sample. I showed yesterday's and today's cards to my husband and his remark was, "they are the same . . . but different":


Two of the main differences: I used the flower from Natures Hello instead of Secret Garden, and I used a different piece of Afternoon Picnic Designer Paper behind the Hexagon Hive Thinlet. I stamped the Hardwood on the Hexagon Hive with Crumb Cake ink on the Sahara Sand. It gives it the look of old weathered barn siding.


I used a sentiment from Lovely Romance for the inside. I did not re-ink the Hardwood background before stamping on the inside layer. I just "huffed" on the stamp to re-moisten the ink before stamping. It gives it just a hint of the hardwood look but doesn't compete with the sentiment.

Here's yesterday's sample side by side with todays:


Which one do you like the best? Leave me a comment, I really want to know!

Here's a supplies needed to make this card. Just click on any of the highlighted products below to go directly to my Online Store to order:

Soft Suede 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper

Hexagon Hive Thinlet Die

Petite Petals Bundle

Secret Garden Framelits

Pearls Basic Jewels

Lovely Romance


That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014


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Carol Carriveau

Love your design...I just got this Thinlet Die and pulled it out today to use it on a card for my DSIL....she is going to face some issues re her kidneys and I want to send her several cards, starting with one similar to your card. MY FAVORITE is the one on the that you used the background stamp on the cover, it really makes a lovely start...but I think that the small grid paper is a bit more simple. Both are lovely! Thank you for sharing beautiful inspiration!

Carol Payne

Thanks, Brandy!

Carol Payne

Thanks, Laura. I think my fav is the grid background one too. I like the more solid color showing through the hexagons! Glad you like the cards!


Both cards are just beautiful Carol, but I gotta say my eye is drawn to yesterday's version with the grid background as my favorite. And I wouldn't change anything on it honestly, I think that flower is a pretty balance with the grid background and especially with the butterfly. Again, though, both are beauties! = )

Carol Payne

I think you are probably right, Madeline! As I went along and put them together, I did wish I had put the Nature's Hello flower on the grid background. I put the butterfly from Natures Hello on it. The Secret Garden flower is more "vintagy"! Thanks for the feedback!


Absolutely beautiful!

madeleine Menke

I like the one with the DSP flowered background. I'd like it even more if you switched the flowers. I think the card with the grid background has a "modern" background as does the flower from Natures Hello, and they would go well together.

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